Emory Peak

Marathon, Texas

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A strenuous day hike to the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains. Special Attractions: views, maples. Permit required for camping.

Emory Peak Professional Review and Guide

"A strenuous day hike to the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains. Special Attractions: views, maples. Permit required for camping."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marathon
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 2,425 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: All year
Local Contacts: Big Bend National Park 915-477-2251
Local Maps: Big Bend National Park topo map, Big Bend National Park "Trails Illustrated" topo map. The Basin and Emory Peak USGS.
Driving Directions: Directions to Emory Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

10/4/2016
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A very challenging 1.5 mile climb to the peak but we'll worth it. From Trail head to peak is actually 5.3 miles with about 2400 feet of elevation gain. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable footwear!


11/9/2013
0

Great trail but an exhausting hike. The views are definitely worth it but be prepared for a challenge.


9/23/2011
0

Fantastic trail! carry plenty of water on this one. Be prepared to hike. This trail is more difficult than you might expect. Great views with plenty of wildlife.


11/5/2009
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The mile and 1/2 up to the summit of Emory is some of the most challenging hiking I've ever done. Breathless and breathtakingly AWESOME. The rest of the hike was fantastic too... as you climb up it's like going through 4 completely different climates... the fall colors were amazing to see in the desert. And the views were just phenomenal and talk about a sense of accomplishment. It's hard, but it's worth it.


1/10/2009
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The emory peak trail is actually a 1.5 mile side trail. Challenging especially the last 1/2 mile or so up. The view is pretty good(radio antennas are minimal) although if you have limited capability you might skip this trail and just go straight to the better view off the south rim



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